Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Website

http://www.halcyontheatre.org/iphigenia

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Read more about the play at the playwright’s website.

Description

A rave fable inspired by Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis, this play with music and video spins Iphigenia into dangerous orbit through an un-named Latin American country as she journeys through a meta-hell where she finds her body embraced and destroyed by a rock star named Achilles, and discovers she cannot escape a destiny set forth by myths ancient and modern.

*Featuring: * Adam Dodds, Arch Harmon, Erica Cruz Hernandez, Arvin Jalandoon, Christine Lin, Terri Lopez, Miguel Nuñez, Derrick York

Director: Tony Adams.

Caridad Svich is a US Latina -translator-lyricist and editor of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian descent whose works have been staged across the US and abroad at diverse venues including Denver Theatre Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Artheater-Cologne and Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK. In Chicago, she’s worked with the Latino Theatre Festival at the Goodman, TUTA, Caffeine Theatre, Latino Chicago, Teatro Vista, Northwestern University.

Among her key works: 12 Ophelias, Any Place But Here, Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man’s Blues, Magnificent Waste and The House of the Spirits (based on the novel by Isabel Allende). She’s alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance & press, contributing editor of TheatreForum, and associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review. She holds an MFA from UCSD.